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English definition of “standing”

standing

noun [U] (REPUTATION)    /ˈstæn.dɪŋ/
reputation, rank, or position in an area of activity, system, or organization: As a pathologist of considerable standing, his opinion will have a lot of influence. A financial scandal would shake the Institute's standing in the international academic community.ReputationPosition and status in groups and organizations
(Definition of standing noun (REPUTATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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